Owen & Mzee

When Owen was just a little hippo, a terrible tsunami hit his home in Indonesia.  He was separated from his hippo herd and was brought to an animal rescue center in Kenya.  Right away, Owen saw Mzee.  Mzee is a giant tortoise, but to Owen she looked like a hippo.  (Probably because Mzee is the same color as a hippo and has a big domed back like a hippo, too!)  Now Mzee is like a mother to Owen.  Owen follows her around and sleeps next to her. They eat together, and Owen likes to lick Mzee's face.  Did we mention that Mzee is 130 years old?!  Wow!